Jul 3, 2020

Double pay for May 25 work

The Feast of Ramadhan or Eid’l Fitr is a declared regular holiday on May 25 throughout the country pursuant to Proclamation No. 944, issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 19.

Employees reporting to work Monday will be paid double their basic salary, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

The Feast of Ramadhan or Eid’l Fitr is a declared regular holiday on May 25 throughout the country pursuant to Proclamation No. 944, issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 19.

In an advisory released by the labor department, 200 percent of the employees’ regular salaries shall be paid for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate if they work overtime.

“Those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + Cost of Living Allowance or COLA] x 200 percent),” the advisory said.

The employees who did not work on May 25 shall be paid 100 percent of their salary or computed as ‘basic wage + COLA’ x 100 percent, it added.

 

 

DOLE stated that those who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent or computer as [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)].

“In addition, workers who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked),” according to the statement.

Establishments that have totally closed or ceased operations during the community quarantine period are exempted from the payment of the holiday pay under the Labor Advisory No. 20, series of 2020, DOLE added.

“Some companies may, however, defer the payment of the holiday pay until such time that the national health emergency is abated and normal business operations are resumed,” according to the advisory.

 

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